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Thankfully open

Thankfully open

Dining: Thanksgiving is all about family, tradition and togetherness. This year, why not have less stress with a traditional meal with your family at a Brooklyn restaurant. Comments (1)

The big 2-5: BAM celebrates 25 years of global ‘Next Wave’ festival

With a lavish cocktail party, the premiere of choreographer Tero Saarinen’s Shaker-inspired dance piece, “Borrowed Light,” and a dinner on the 45th floor of Manhattan’s 7 World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music truly celebrated the 25th anniversary of its “Next Wave” festival last week. Comment

Guerrillas in their midst

Guerrillas in their midst

Art: Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman is certainly not a bad sport — he just presented an award to a group of gorilla mask-wearing activists who once protested his museum’s most controversial show, “Sensation.” Comment

Weekend warriors

Weekend warriors

What could possibly compel grown men and women to don medieval garb and head to a public park so they can beat the snot out of each other with foam maces, battle-axes and swords — without even getting paid for it? GO Brooklyn investigates. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news. Comment

Get lit

Books: Some of the greatest writers of our day live in Brooklyn, but it’s far too rare that talents hailing from elsewhere make the borough a stop on their book tours. With BAM’s “Eat Drink and Be Literary” festival, that’s all about to change. Comment

General score

Shopping: When Ann Lopatin opened her gift shop, Blue Ribbon General Store, on Oct. 17, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But a month later, Boerum Hill still makes her feel like she’s won first place. Comment

Holland days

Event: If you’ve got wooden shoes, strap ‘em on and clog over to the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park for it’s Nov. 18 presentation on the history of the Dutch in King’s County. Comment

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